Webb, Thompson, 1887-1975

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Richard Thompson Webb (1887-1975), who legally changed his name to Thompson Webb, was a California educator and founder of the Webb School in Claremont. The son of educator and U.S. Senator Sawney Webb (1842-1926), Thompson Webb taught at the Webb School in Tennessee founded by his father before he moved with his family to California in 1922. He served as headmaster of the Webb School in Claremont until his retirement in 1962 and was active in community and educational affairs and retained an interest in ranching and agricultural projects until his death in 1975.

From the description of Papers of Thompson Webb, 1798-1974 (bulk post-1905). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721189

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creatorOf Webb, Thompson, 1887-1975. Papers of Thompson Webb, 1798-1974 (bulk post-1905). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Webb, Thompson, 1887-. Webb School in Claremont, California : oral history transcript / by James V. Mink, under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
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Relation Name
associatedWith California Association of Independent Secondary Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith Claremont Colleges. corporateBody
associatedWith Clary, Daniel L., 1859-1862. person
associatedWith Clary, Daniel L., fl. 1859-1862. person
associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
associatedWith Howell, R. P. person
associatedWith Mink, James V. (James Vantine), 1923- person
associatedWith Pilgrim Place (Claremont, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Scripps College. corporateBody
associatedWith Stimson, Marshall, 1876-1951. person
associatedWith Thacher, Sherman. person
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program. corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. corporateBody
associatedWith Voorhis, Jerry, 1901-1984. person
associatedWith Webb, Sawney, 1842-1926. person
associatedWith Webb School (Bell Buckle, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webb School (Knoxville, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webb Schools (Claremont, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, Thompson, b. 1917. person
associatedWith Webb, Vivian Louise Howell. person
associatedWith Webb, William Robert, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Webb, William Robert, b. 1921. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Coachella Valley
United States
Great Britain
Claremont (Calif.)
Private schools
Private schools
Private schools
School credits
School size


Birth 1887

Death 1975


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